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Canada is a country located in Northern North America with an area of 9,984,670 km2 (land boundries: 8,891 km and costline 202,080 km). The capital of Canada is Ottawa. The number of inhabitants is 38,048,738.

Canada is a member of NATO and was one of the original 12 countries to sign the North Atlantic Treaty. Canada is part of the North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD). The Canadian's inventory is a mix of domestically-produced equipment and imported weapons systems from Australia, Europe, Israel, and the USA. The leading supplier is the United States. Canada's defense industry develops, maintains, and produces a range of equipment, including aircraft, combat vehicles, naval vessels.

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The European Union (EU) is a political and economic union countries that are located in Europe with an area of 4,233,255 km2 The capital of Ukraine is Brussels. The number of inhabitants estimated is about 447 million. Members of EU: Germany, Latvia, France, Lithuania, Estonia, Portugal, Belgium, Austria, Bulgaria, Croatia, Sweden, Cyprus, Czechia, Denmark, Finland, Ireland, Hungary, Greece, Italy, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia and Spain.

The European Union were not devised as a military alliance because most of the members are in the North Atlantic Alliance. Since the withdrawal of the UK, France is the only member recognised as a nuclear weapon state. Italy, Germany, the Netherlands and Belgium participate in NATO nuclear sharing.

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Military expenditures

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Military budget: 22.8 billion $ 212.2 billion $
Percent of GDP: 1.4% 0%

Military budget

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Highest value in the world: 738 billion $ (USA)
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Manpower

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Active personnel: 67,492 1,204,489
Reserve personnel: 36,381 1,997,100
Available for military: 8,031,266 92,594,951

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Highest value in the world: 2,185,000 (China)
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Land Forces

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Tanks: 82 4,544
Armoured fighting vehicles: 1,693 29,572
Total artillery: 163 6,114
Self-propelled artillery: 0 1,898
Rocket artillery: 0 690

Tanks

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Highest value in the world: 12,270 (Russia)
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Air Forces

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Total aircraft: 417 5,428
Fighter aircraft: 0 453
Multirole aircraf: 98 874
Attack aircraft: 0 176
Helicopters: 165 2,454
UCAV (combat drone): 0 35

Total aircraft

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Highest value in the world: 12,930 (USA)
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Navy

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Total naval: 67 1,286
Aircraftcarriers: 0 7
Destroyers: 0 19
Frigates: 12 69
Corvettes: 0 23
Submarines: 4 48

Total naval

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Highest value in the world: 742 (China)
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Nuclear weapons

Canada

Does not have nuclear weapons.

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Data not available

Military service

Canada

17 years of age for voluntary male and female military service (with parental consent); 16 years of age for Reserve and Military College applicants; Canadian citizenship or permanent residence status required; maximum 34 years of age; service obligation 3-9 years

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Data not available